LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky kept its ranking from last week in the SEC Country Power Poll after inching past Mississippi State on a last-second field goal Saturday.
The Wildcats (4-3, 3-2 SEC) stayed at No. 10 in the poll — a spot they’ve held for three weeks in a row.
The poll consists of 22 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
The win pushed the Wildcats above .500 for the first time this season. Their 40-38 victory against the Bulldogs Saturday marked the first time Kentucky has reached three SEC wins since 2009. Mississippi State dropped a spot to No. 12 in the SEC Country Power Poll.
Kentucky will by vying for its fifth win in its last six games when it faces Missouri (2-5, 0-3 SEC) at noon ET Saturday in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers are the only SEC team without a conference win. They’re ranked last in the SEC Country Power Poll.
Missouri fell to Middle Tennessee 51-45 on Saturday in its homecoming game. Eastern Michigan and Delaware State mark Missouri’s only two wins.
Coach Mark Stoops and his squad will look to overcome their road woes at Missouri. Kentucky is 1-15 away from Lexington in his tenure.
A win over the Tigers would all but clinch bowl eligibility for Kentucky with Austin Peay still on its schedule in late November.
Check back next week to see the Week 9 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 8 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||286||22||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||260||0||2||2||5|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||235||0||6||2||5|
|4||Tennessee (9 - 4)||211||0||5||3||6|
|5||LSU (8 - 4)||200||0||8||3||6|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||189||0||4||2||8|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||151||0||3||6||8|
|8||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||137||0||7||5||9|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||101||0||9||7||11|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||95||0||10||8||11|
|11||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||54||0||12||9||14|
|12||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||44||0||11||11||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||35||0||14||11||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||4||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)